Police arrest 2 PDP members for allegedly possessing ballot papers

The Nigerian police has arrested two members of the PDP – The suspects were allegedly transporting ballot papers – The ballot papers, according to the police, have already been thumprinted in favour of PDP Two members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state have been arrested by the police for allegedly being in the possession of ballot papers that have already been thumbprinted in favour of the PDP. The governorship election in Ekiti state is fixed for Saturday, July 14, 2018 and the men were reportedly arrested with the ballot papers on Wednesday, July 11. Intelligence report indicated that one a vehicle marked KTU 477 DG Lagos was parked at Fayose Market along Ajilosun Street, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Upon information to the police headquarters on the suspicious parking, a team of detectives was deployed to the scene to conduct a search on the vehicle where two leaflets of already thumprinted ballot papers were found in favour of PDP. According to a statement by the director of media and publicity, Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation, Wole Olujobi, the two suspects are Ashiru Gbenga and Olaide Olayeye. They have been detained and are now helping the police in their investigation. The Nation reports that the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Caleb Ikechukwu, when contacted did not say anything on the arrest but promised to get back to the press. Meanwhile,it earlier reported that in response to the arrest of a Lagos-based printer who reportedly printed ballot papers ahead of the Ekiti governorship polls, Governor Ayodele Fayose said that the printer was only given the contract to print specimen materials by the state government for the purpose of sensitising voters. The incident which took place on Monday, July 8, was reported by the Lagos state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal.

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